Accredited Introductory Course Details

Introductory courses are designed for those wanting a short introduction to the effectiveness of and the use of therapeutic play and play therapy methods. They also provide an indication of career prospects and the training style of the course provider. You may then decide if you wish to develop a career in this field and if the course provider’s style and methods match your own needs. 

Designed For

Anyone interested in using play therapy or developing their skills in working with children. Also for those wishing to make a career decision.

This course is at stage 1 of the PTI four stage training model

Synopsis The course introduces mainly non-directive play techniques based upon the humanistic model of Carl Rogers and the work of Virginia Axline, Violet Oaklander and Mark Barnes. Participants will experience non-directive play therapy for themselves through sandworlds and a dip into the main skills (art, music, movement and storytelling ). Employment opportunities and training requirements for working therapeutically with children will be discussed.
Venues APACPTUKPTC PTirl have permanent training centres in Canada, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom. These courses are also run according to demand in other countries.
Award Certificate of Attendance
Duration 1-day
Faculty / Facilitators Chosen from a faculty of presenters accredited by PTI, APAC and approved by Leeds Beckett University.

Introductory Courses

StartDate Venue Location
30-Sep-17 The Beeches, Bournville, Birmingham Birmingham
30-Sep-17 Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim Antrim
30-Sep-17 Pinewood-on-Wilmslow, Handforth, Manchester Manchester
07-Oct-17 Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor Windsor
07-Oct-17 Marino Conference Centre, Dublin Dublin
14-Oct-17 Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Kent Tunbridge Wells
04-Nov-17 Engineers' House, Clifton Down, Bristol Bristol
11-Nov-17 Buckden Towers, Buckden, Cambridgeshire Cambridge
11-Nov-17 Trafford Hall, Chester Chester
18-Nov-17 Union Jack Club, Waterloo, London London
27-Nov-17 Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Glasgow Glasgow
09-Dec-17 Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley Barnsley
03-Feb-18 Epiphany House, Truro Truro
03-Mar-18 St Dominic's Retreat, Ennismore, Cork, Ireland Cork
10-Mar-18 Rosebery House (Children In Scotland Centre), Edinburgh Edinburgh